It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, husband, grandfather and great grandfather.
Ernie was born December 16, 1935 in Watson, SK. At an early age, his family moved to the Comox Valley/Sunnydale/Tsolum area. Later, the family moved to Courtenay after the passing of his father when he was 12.
As a teen, he met the love of his life and future life partner, Yvonne Elliott. They were married for 64.5 years. They had five children: Michelle (Ken), Jim (Jean), John, Patricia, and Barbara (Dan), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dad was predeceased by his father and mother, Herman and Elizabeth, his two brothers Alfred and Willy as well as his nephew Edward.
Dad worked at Elk Falls Mills from 1954 until he retired. He and Yvonne travelled across Canada and to Germany to visit relatives. Dad loved cribbage and played in the Eagles and Legion leagues. He and mom were very proud of their grandchildren and home.
Dad will be missed terribly and he will leave a deep void in our lives. There will be a private family gathering for dad. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.